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Category: Tips

Category: Tips

February 27, 2018

Working with OFIs and/or owner vendors:

When it makes sense, and how to divide and conquer


December 27, 2017

How to calculate ROI for real estate investments

When you’ve capitalized on a real estate investment opportunity, you and your investors want to know your return on investment (ROI). After all, it’s pretty safe to say every investor in...


December 27, 2017

The essential commercial property owner checklist to prep for a new building project

When you’re considering a new building project, it’s natural to look forward to the construction phase with excitement and anticipation. To make sure your new building project is...


December 27, 2017

Qualifying subcontractors in today's tight labor market

It’s no secret that today’s commercial construction labor market is tight, and there’s no end in sight. The issue is having an impact on the ability of firms to find qualified...


July 3, 2017

Life After Dark: Tips for Commercial Property Owners to Repurpose Dark Retail

For commercial property developers, dark retail can be a source of frustration, blight and erosion of property value. And it can drive down sales for other tenants, when, for example, an anchor store calls it quits—which, as consumers embrace e-commerce, is becoming commonplace. If you’re facing this dilemma as a commercial property owner, take some […]


June 19, 2017

Five essential questions to ask in a commercial contractor RFP

When developing a commercial contractor RFP for your organization's needs, it's essential to gather comprehensive information from each potential contractor so you can make the most informed...


May 22, 2017

Negotiation tips for construction loan financing

Negotiating a construction loan with a bank or lender isn’t something most of us do every day, but these five tips can help


April 26, 2017

Construction Material Costs Are Up: Here’s How to Keep Expenses Down

The cost of building materials continues to rise, and developers and builders are looking for ways to manage those increasing costs. At issue are increased demand for new housing construction,...


March 20, 2017

Construction Site Visits: Dos and Don’ts

Seeing your dream take shape in the form of a brand new office or retail structure is exciting. While you may be invited to view the progress of your company’s future site, keep in mind that...


February 27, 2017

To renovate or to build—and where to begin

All signals point toward a healthy economy and increased GDP in 2017 and following years, and the 7 Rivers Region is poised to follow suit. As local business owners and entrepreneurs look ahead to...